MS Dhoni-led defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will eye to top the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 points table with a win over Andre Russell-powered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when the two franchises cross swords at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. KKR currently hold the summit spot due to superior net run-rate. Both the teams have registered four wins each from their five outings so far and have been in pretty impressive form. In a clash between two franchises with a battery of quality spinners, a batsman of Russell’s calibre may just prove to be the difference between the two sides. CSK who beat Kings XI Punjab in Chennai on Saturday rather convincingly, will be wary of the Dinesh Karthik’s KKR. KKR are also coming off an all-round clinical win over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday night. With two teams having an array of top-notch spinners, the onus would be on the batsmen to counter them, given the nature of the pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2019 Live Score Updates Between Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, straight from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Harry Gurney is the last batsman at the crease.
Jadeja strikes! Prasidh hits the ball straight to Harbhajan at short mid-wicket. KKR are 79/9 in 16.3 overs.
Jadeja bowls one outside-off.
Prasidh Krishna is the new batsman at the crease.
KKR are 76/8 in 15.4 overs.
Kuldeep has been dismissed off the first ball. Russell desperately wanted to take the strike.
Kuldeep Yadav is the new batsman at the crease.
KKR are 76/7 in 15.3 overs.
Harbhajan strikes! He gets the wicket of Piyush Chawla. The left-hander dances down the track and misses the ball. Dhoni does the rest.
Harbhajan Singh will be bowling the 16th over.
Tahir has appealed for LBW. Dhoni goes for the review. Replay shows that the ball turned too much and was MISSING the stumps. Russell is not out.
Russell hits the ball straight down the ground to hit his 2nd boundary.
Imran Tahir comes in to bowl his final over.
Russell hits a boundary between deep square-leg and deep mid-wicket region.
Ravindra Jadeja saves a certain SIX. He pulls the ball back on the right time to deny Russell his 2nd maximum.
You CANNOT miss this one – Sprinting Jaddu saves a SIX